“Deep listening” is like hearing sound of a single droplet of water in the pond whereas “broad understanding” is like feeling the ripples of water slowly propagating on the surface of the po-nd.
Deep listening facilitates broad understanding. Conflicts are often results of misunderstanding. Sufferings can be averted, the world can be in harmony, and
Earth can be a better place through broad understanding. Thus, one should practice deep listening not only to one’s inner voices but also to voices of others.
Water droplet: virtue of deep listening
Rippling waves: understanding